Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Sharks-Rays

Sharks and Rays

While FWRI does not conduct shark research, the institute provides general information about sharks and rays that live in Florida waters, as well as links to additional information and groups that conduct shark research programs.



Shark Attacks

Shark attacks occur in the state of Florida and worldwide. Read about current and historical statistics on shark attacks, relative risks, and prevention.

Shark Fisheries

The shark fishery in the state of Florida has increased since the mid-1980s. Over three million pounds of shark were landed in 2003. Learn about the shark fishery and regulations on shark fishing.

Species Profiles: Sharks

Learn about several common species of sharks found in Florida waters.

Species Profiles: Rays

Learn about several common species of rays found in Florida waters.


FWC Facts:
The blue whale has a heart the size of a small car.

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